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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,799 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,799
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 221
Gots: 582 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our belovedly bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has changed, as we plan to unleash this belligerently delicious hop monster upon the public annually from now on. We packed a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. The results are glorious, and we know you'll rejoice in tasting this audacious gem of hoppy splendor once again. You're welcome.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 06-14-2012)
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Mantooth, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

astroflounder, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of kflorence
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden, caramel copper in color with a half inch of thick, frothy foam atop. Lots of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels look to be on the lower side. As with most Stone brews, this is one beautiful, inviting beer to look at.

S: An assault of sweet, caramel malts and intense piney citrus hops singe the nostrils. Lots of floral, soapy notes in there, but a definite underlying malt presence to balance it out a bit.

T: Tame up front with sweet caramel and toffee malts this one quickly turns bitter with an all out hop assult on the taste buds which intensify and linger long into the aftertaste with a little bit of heat from the alcohol. I imagine this is what it tastes like to chew on a hop flower. Pine, citrus, tropical fruits and spice... hop resin everywhere.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation, tons of hop resin which makes this one quite sticky, almost syrupy. Fairly drinkable for it's heaviness, but the acidity gets to your stomach after awhile.

O: This is exactly what I would expect as a Double IPA from Stone. That said, I get it, it's hoppy, but at some point there must be some restraint; or perhaps I'm just getting tired of the West coast hop-bomb. Too much of a good thing, as they say, but sure to please those with less sensitive taste buds.

kflorence, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

steve8robin, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

brenty0man, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

kirkse, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Honus1, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Harvey98, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

aty11b, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mattsucks, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a crisp clear amber with a pillowy cream coloured head that sticks around, making its presence known.

This smells amazamaballs. There's a creamy malt backdrop that allows the tropical fruits and a little bit of floral hops show their wares in wonderful fashion.

Taste leads in with the creamy sweetness of the malt, but gives way almost immediately to the real star of the show. Guess what it tastes like? Hops! Go figure. Good tropical/citrus notes. I find a touch of pine threading its way through the background, but that could just as easily be psychosomatic.

Resinous throughout and fairly thick these are the things I really like. The crushing bitterness of grapefruit pith is somewhat cloying, to the point that it detracts from the overall experience a little bit for me. Some may enjoy this, however.

If this beer were 150%-200% what it retails for, I'd say it's solid, but only worth the investment if you're really really looking for it. Considering the price point, it is an absolute monster. This is one thing that Stone has consistently been very very good about. Controlling for the inflation inherent in bombers, they manage to make consistently good to great beers at relatively reasonable prices. If you like any of the descriptors I used in this review, go get this beer today. If you're not as big on hoppy citrus bombs, it's still worth trying unless you really really don't like the bitter side of brewing (because this is definitely the bitter side of things).

kemoarps, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

nandemo1, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of justforrazors
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 7-13-12, poured into my DFH IPA Glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear amber/copper color with a sticky beige 2 finger head that lasts throughout the entire glass. Unimpressive, but alright lacing, carbonation is average based on appearance.

S- Pine and resinous hops followed by a blast of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Sweet malt and caramel aroma balances the hops. A touch of alcohol is present to remind you how big this beer is...

T- Extremely bitter, this thing is just packed full of hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, pine resin, tons of other tropical fruit, followed by a subtle malt sweetness and a strong alcohol presence. The hops seemed a bit more dull than the last time I drank this. Insanely long bitter finish.

M- Medium body, there is just enough to back up the hops, fairly dry, this seems to contribute to the never-ending bitterness. Carbonation is spot-on.

O- I liked this a whole lot more last week when I had it, but I didn't have the time to review it. It seems like the hops are dropping off very fast, or maybe my palate is just off tonight. This is still an incredibly well made beer, and based on my previous experience I am ranking it a bit higher overall than I would based solely on this review.

justforrazors, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

brotherloco, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

CTJman, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Brob245, Jun 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Pedrovc, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 9/5/13. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy burnt orange; small white head that fades quickly and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of grapefruit, orange, melon. There are subtle garlic notes. It smells really good, but doesn't blast your senses. The taste has a pretty solid balance between hop bitterness and sweet caramel malts. This has a good amount of sweetness to it, but it's far from cloying. There's some pine resin in the mix. Very oily. There's a little bit of heat, but barely. Alcohol is barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and very slick. There's moderate carbonation. It's pretty easy to drink.

This is a good DIPA, but I was expecting much more. I feel underwhelmed. I just can't put it in that top-tier category for the style. Nonetheless, it's really solid stuff.

BB1313, Jun 30, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Enjoy by 8/18/13

A-Clear copper body. Pinky's width white head. Minimal lacing left on glass.

S-A very piney nose with citrus notes coming through. Get sweet malt aroma in the background of this hopped up imperial IPA.

T-Obviously a very hop forward beer that leaves the yeast and malt bill minimal chance to shine. Like the nose it brings a huge amount of citrus and pine to the palate. Other than the hops that is every where on your palate you get a sweet bittering finish that has some heat to it.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbed, sweet and bittering finish.

O-A good imperial IPA that is hyped up due to its limited availability. Ruination gives it a run for its money for being a better put together Imperial IPA. This beer is good dont get me wrong but I believe it is hyped up. Its worth seeking out so get one anyways and try it out for yourself.

mikem0487, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into pint glass. drink by 08/18/13.

a: clear copper hue. head is bright white. decent retention, minimal lacing.

s: super piney. hop resins. a warming citrus and tropical fruit note. while being varied, big and hot were the main aroma.

t: similar to the nose, lots of resin. tastes sticky. the pine and citrus notes are muddied masking with the alcohol heat.

m: average carb on a full body.

d: good not great. Too much going on on the hop side of things, not enough balance or focus. take a step back and tweak stone.

Jimmys, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

fsck, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

KyleMA, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Lare453, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

CoolEthan, Jun 29, 2013
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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